I Love Steno: The Student Edition- Great Practice For Theory Students!
A great way for theory and low-speed students to practice is to write to “Learn to Speak English” audio recordings and videos. This is such a great way to practice because the speakers are usually speaking at a fairly slow and steady pace due to the fact that they are trying to teach someone to speak a new language (just like us learning steno). Also, the speakers are usually using vocabulary that is on the basic or intermediate level- just what you need as a newcomer to steno.
There are also great “Learn English” videos that contain conversations between people. This is a great resource for students who are just becoming acquainted with Q & A.
You Tube is my favorite place to access “Learn English” videos. Here are some channel names and links you can visit:
Learn English Conversation: https://www.youtube.com/user/englishlearnspeak/videos
Learn English Fast 1: https://www.youtube.com/user/LearnEnglishFast1/videos
BBC Learning English: https://www.youtube.com/user/bbclearningenglish/videos
Pod English: https://www.youtube.com/user/podEnglish/videos
Speak English With Mister Duncan: https://www.youtube.com/user/duncaninchina
Simple English Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/vickihollettvideo/videos